Another Magnolia

My Magnolia 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas panel
I know…another magnolia, but my tree is blooming, and I’m completely enamoured with it it right now. I love magnolia trees. I’m baffled by the huge blossoms, like some tropical flower. Their smell, so much like the sweetest tulips, and how the petals litter the ground like fragrant snow. I remember clearly the first time I saw one…I was probably already 12 or so, and had never seen anything like it. I don’t think they grow in Quesnel.  I was in Kelowna, walking down my grandpa’s street, and the neighbour had one that was blooming. I remember standing and staring…the neighbour probably thought I was off my rocker. 🙂
This one will be going on ebay Sunday, May 22, at around 6.
Bye for now.
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Magnolia Flower

Magnolia in my sketchbook
Hi everyone. I finally felt like sketching today! The sun is out and brilliant, and it’s hot and it finally feels like spring. I’m smiling!! Our magnolia tree looks absolutely magnificent right now, so I thought I’d take advantage of the sunny day to go outside and sketch it. 
It’s black ballpoint and colored pencil, softened up with a bit of mineral spirits…